Grandma Jane's Caramel is a beautiful glassybaby...10% of the proceeds from its sale supports a nursing student at the University of Washington School of Nursing in the area of oncology. Recently we received the most gracious letter of thanks from Marilyn...the current recipient of this fund. Here is an exerpt from her letter to share:
"I wish to express my sincere appreciation for your generosity in contributing to the Foster Scholarship Fund. As a student in the PHD program at the University of Washington School of Nursing, I am furthering my education in the area of oncology research. This scholarship will not only aid directly in those research endeavors, but also greatly assist with other school-related expenses....Further I intend to become a donor, myself, towards scholarships such as the Foster Scholarship Fund that will allow other students to begin and further their careers in nursing."
Thank you for the letter Marilyn. Good luck with your studies, your degree, your career. Your inspiration to give back includes us in a growing legacy of giving...a wonderful honor.
This mention of Grandma Jane's Caramel....leads me to share what I have come to know as a kind of sacred store moment. A marvelous group of seniors visited us from Mill Valley. They came for a studio tour. They all showed such fascination, curiosity and interest in our Greenlake factory. It was a complete pleasure to convene with them. After the tour a few inspired purchases were made. As one woman bought a Grandma Jane's Caramel...I explained that her glassybaby gives to University of Washington oncology nurses...she looked at me with a warm incredulity and went on to explain that 3 months ago she lost her son to cancer...he was in the care of University of Washington oncology nurses...they had provided profoundly wonderful care...it was this mother's belief that the Grandma Jane's Caramel had come to her for a reason.
Until Next Time....Nicola